Elegant Sterling Silver Tea Pieces (and more) in Portrait

© Pam Depoyan… See something here you’d enjoy buying as a print? Inspired to order a custom Pen and Ink drawing specific to your life? Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

NOTE:  Everything here is under my copyright and may NOT be reproduced in any way without permission.

English Leaf Design Cup

IN THE GALLERY ROOM:  Decorative  graphite pencil and pen portraits of  Victorian, French and Modern Sterling Silver – everything from tea service pieces to candlesticks to clocks…  Perfect to give as heirloom gifts of remembrance for birthdays, baby’s baptism/birth, anniversaries and more.

SCROLL TO SEE THE PORTRAIT DRAWINGS…

From simple lines to cottage chic…

Discovering the artistry behind silver elegance — its not just for Downtown Abbey anymore!

draw silver antique perfume bottle beautiful

Are there pieces of artwork that you feel bring a shine of God’s Grace to your home?

If you are like me, I bet an occasional pretty or graceful silver piece has caught your eye here and there – maybe in a movie scene, a store display, or a found item on Antiques Roadshow.  But if you’ve ever priced them… well, extravagance is often an understatement.

Oh, I’ve never really craved much silver at all.  Too much in one room can be overwhelming. Yet… there is a sweetness, a lovely touch of tradition and heirloom about these in small groupings or individually — and as I began to put them into portrait here, I discovered such wonder and artistry I really never noticed in such objects before.

Incredible really – in the simplest of everyday implements like spoons — how so many unknown and unsung silversmiths have crafted swirl and light and charm into creating something memorable and lovely to have and hold.  Never just utilitarian…but works of real art.

And have inspired many a fun afternoon tea shared with loved ones!  🙂

I wonder as you look at my portraits below if you will see what seemed to come to life on paper before me…

  • The way the chamber candlestick holder has the look of silver lace swirl
  • How the dainty feet and flouncy style of the elegant tea server has the floaty look of a ballerina en pointe or a lady dressed in all her finery…
  • The way the silver bon bon spoons look like bells about to ring
  • How the creamer gleams it’s bit of English countryside
  • The way the carriage clock seems to have four silver bells carved into it’s pillars

and more… 

And how the exquisite detail in these reminds me of God giving His people such minute, intricate details as to how He wanted things crafted with beauty and inventiveness… How He gifts us in creating, to reflect His beauty… like sunlight diamonds twinkling on water…

This is what these portraits speak to me… and I hope to you, as you scroll below…   🙂

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Each of these images I’ve drawn is about 7×9, centered simply on 11×14 white drawing paper — I can just see them framed simply with the look of a modern graphic.  Perhaps hanging over a dining room buffet table or on a kitchen wall – singly or in a small grouping — adding just a touch of heirloom yet modern sparkle too.  A few others spread around the home from bedrooms to baby’s rooms to little nooks and crannies.

draw royal alberty cup and saucer with silver grape pattern

Silver – in itself, artwork meant to decorate your home that imparts grace…

with no need to polish!  🙂

 

That’s why I wanted to offer these to you at a variance from the usual 11×14 pricing…

And if you’d like a special “engraving” of a particular piece of silver here, to gift someone, continue reading when you finish scrolling through these designs below…

See something you’d like to order?*

Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com 

*U.S. only (though if you are from outside the U.S. and interested, please contact me and we will talk about possibilities.)

And I’d love to hear in comments how you may find light and  grace reflected in these images…  🙂

 

Special Price for Each of These Portraits in Silver

Each is printed on 11×14 paper  – $55 per portrait *

*However…   🙂  order more than one and pay only $45 for each additional piece!

You may also order as a Mini print (@ 5×7) – $25 each

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 English candlestick holder

“Light of My Life”

English Leaf Design Cup

“Sipping Autumn”

 a spot of tea… or, perhaps… French chocolat  🙂

 

English Ballerina Teapot

“Elegant ‘Ballet dancer’ Tea Server”

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English Silver Spoons -1

“Silver Spoons I”

Specialty Spoons For Bonbons

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English Mug with Country Scene

“A Bit of English Countryside with Your Cream?”

 

English Tea Caddy

“British Silver Tea Caddy”

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English Clock

“Silver Bells Carriage Clock”

English Baby Cup

“Silver for Baby”

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English Silver Pitcher without words-sig

You’re the Cream in my Coffee (or Tea!)”

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English Silver Spoons-2

“Silver Spoons II”

Specialty Serving Spoon Pieces

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English Teapot with Sweet Peas

“British Tea, Silvered with Sweet Peas”

 

 

And… since these represent sterling silver…

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Here are a few ideas on how I might personalize a particular piece for  you, in the same way you have a silversmith engrave your personal message…  🙂

English Leaf design Cup-Sample Engraving

 

In some cases, the design will allow for “engraving” right on the piece, as in this sample – initials or a name could be in the oval section above the leaf on the cup — and/or in the addition of a little “charm” (such as the leaf charm dangling from the handle below…) where I could pen a brief message…

 

  • Request custom “engraving” of names and dates – for example, a baby’s baptism name and date added to a silver baby cup drawing
  • Add a brief personal happy birthday, happy anniversary tag note to any of these
  • “Engrave” initials or maybe a name and bible scripture reference on a piece
  • Request a custom portrait of your own silver piece, or perhaps a silver trophy to be specially engraved for a champion in your life…

 

HereEnglish Candlestick holder-sample engraving is another example of how you might add a message to a piece like this one — with an added dangle charm to write a brief note of congrats, happy 25th anniversary, etc!

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See something you’d like to order? *

Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com 

*U.S. only (though if you are from outside the U.S. and interested, please contact me and we will talk about possibilities.)

European and UK Landscapes, Street Scenes (Full Pastel Color)

© Pam Depoyan… See something here you’d enjoy buying as a print? Inspired to order a custom Pen and Ink/Pencil or Pastel drawing specific to your life? Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

IN THE GALLERY ROOM:  Street and Landscape Scenes in

  •  Italy
  • England

 

 

“Cobblestone Charm on a Peaceful Wander Through Assisi” 

9×12 Original

9×12 print – $50

Mini Print (around 5×7) – $25

 

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“A Seagull Strolled in the Garden Piazza, Somewhere in Positano”

9×12 Original

9×12 print – $50

Mini Print (around 5×7) – $25

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Italy-Pink Arbor

“An Amalfi Pearl, Pretty in Pink and White”

9×12 Original

9×12 print – $50

Mini Print (around 5×7) – $25

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Italy-Orange Hotel on Water

“Morning On the Amalfi Coast, in Indigo and Gold”

9×12 Original

9×12 print – $50

Mini Print (around 5×7) – $25

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England Purple Tree

“Lavender in Londontown”

9×12 Original

9×12 print – $50

Mini Print (around 5×7) – $25

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England Country Woods

“Meandering Brook in a Bibury Wood”

Cotswold Valley, England

8×8 Original

8×8 print – $45

Mini Print (around 5×7) – $25

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England Oxford College

“Punting on the Magdalen”

River Cherwell at Magdalen College (University of Oxford), Oxford, England

11×14 Original

11×14 Print – $85

9×12 print – $50

Mini Print (around 5×7) – $25

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“Inside the Village of Castle Combe”

The Cotswolds, Wiltshire, England

9×12 Original

9×12 print – $50

Mini Print (around 5×7) – $25

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England-White Cottage by Sea

“Windemere Cottage…seaside in Devon, England”

11×14 Original

11×14 Print – $85

9×12 print – $50

Mini Print (around 5×7) – $25

Bluebonnet Landscapes, Glen to Glen (Full Pastel Color)

© Pam Depoyan… See something here you’d enjoy buying as a print? Inspired to order a custom Pen and Ink/Pencil or Pastel drawing specific to your life? Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

IN THE GALLERY ROOM:

Texas-Bluebonnet

BLUEBONNETS OF TEXAS AND SCOTLAND

OH, when you come across a blue flower in nature, doesn’t that amazing color just speak to the soul?

There’s something so ethereal – heaven come to earth – in these endlessly  blue meadows  that flows peace like ocean and sky in a way that just seems rare as the periwinkle gem of Tanzanite. 

Recently I saw a beautiful master oil painting of Texas bluebonnets on PBS’ Antique Roadshow and recalled a former co-worker extolling the wonder of this extraordinary flower that seems to take over glen and field with its glory.  Researching, I discovered they predominantly bloom in such profusion in just Texas and Scotland!  

The Roadshow painting inspired me to venture (momentarily!) away from black and white into full color and recreate such beauties here for you… though more in a contemporary impressionistic style – the kind where when you stand just a foot or two away from the image the scene becomes even more ‘real’ and flower-like…  

May these scenes flow over you as they do over me!  I’d love to hear if they are as irresistible to you too…    🙂   I think this will be a medium I come back to again and again, so do stop by for more as I add them in this gallery…

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Interested in purchasing a  print?

  Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

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“Bluebonnet Meadow”

Original 9×12

9×12 Print – $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

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“Bluebonnet Sea Under Wide Texas Sky”

Original 9×12

9×12 Print – $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

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“Bluebonnets Carpet A Scottish Glen”

Original 9×12

9×12 Print – $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

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Blue with path

“Winding Road of Bluebonnets”

Original 9×12

9×12 Print – $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

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Blue Dawn

“Dawn Lights over Bluebonnet meadow”

Original 9×12

9×12 Print – $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

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Blue with Stone House

“Old Stone Cottage at Bluebonnet Time”

Original 9×12

9×12 Print – $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

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Blue in a Garden

“Inside a Child’s Corner of an English Garden”

(With Bluebells and Larkspur, akin to Bluebonnets…  🙂  )

Original 9×12

9×12 Print – $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

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Blue with Lambs on Hill

“Daffodils and Bluebells Sway”

Original 9×12

9×12 Print – $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

Fourth of July Americana

© Pam Depoyan… See something here you’d enjoy buying as a print? Inspired to order a custom Pen and Ink drawing? Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

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IN THE GALLERY ROOM:  Whimsical and fun illustrations celebrating the 4th

 

 

 

 

 

America Flag Pageant

“God shed His Grace on thee”

inspired by one of my favorite scenes in Disney’s “Pollyanna,” at the town 4th of July picnic

Original 11×14

Print 11×14 – $85

Print 9×12 – $50

Mini print (@ 5×7) – $25

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Molly and Moira 4th of July Color

Molly and Moira…Catching Moonbeams in a Jar when wonder is on parade!

11×14 Original  (in a private collection)

11×14 Print $85

 9×12 Print $50

mini print (5×7) – $25